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Unicorn milk and young people: JUUL markets to the most vulnerable

Unicorn milk and young people: JUUL markets to the most vulnerable

May 9, 2019

Colorful mango, cucumber, fruit and creme brûlée pods are snapped into JUUL devices and inhaled with short puffs of flavored smoke. These devices are hard to spot, designed to look more like school ...

Chicago goes after big tobacco, e-cigarettes

Chicago goes after big tobacco, e-cigarettes

November 26, 2018

The ongoing battle between Chicago and big tobacco companies and e-cigarette distributors has intensified after a Nov. 12 announcement of a lawsuit against multiple retailers.City attorneys filed a lawsui...

Tobacco ordinance to crack down on e-cigarette use

Tobacco ordinance to crack down on e-cigarette use

April 30, 2018

Chicago tobacco stores will soon have to post additional health information signage after City Council agreed the measure was necessary to increase awareness of products’ health risks.City Council unanimo...

Nontraditional nightlife options give bars the axe

Nontraditional nightlife options give bars the axe

April 9, 2018

Twenty years ago, a typical night out for college-age drinkers might have included hopping from bar to bar, ordering cheap beer and recycling conversations until the night expired. Today, a night out mi...

Atypical Summer Girlfriends

By Sophia Coleman

April 30, 2012

Nothing goes better with warm weather than the swift beats of surf-rock, an ice-cold beer and, of course, Summer Girlfriends.With Caitlin Kerr on vocals, kazoo and tambourine, Nicole Freeland on drums, Sara Bassick on bass, and Kristin Marks and Nikita Flaiz on guitar, the quintet has secured a spot in the city’s music scene with its pop and rock sound. The all-babe band has been named by numerous publications as one of...

E-cigarettes not just blowing smoke

By Katy Nielsen

February 14, 2011

They light up without lighters and people exhale what looks like smoke, but these cigarettes are tobacco-free and the smoke released is water vapor.Electronic cigarettes have received a lot of media attention lately, but few stores in Chicago sell the product, among them Mr. Smoke, 2250 N. Lincoln Ave., and 21st Century Smoking, 2516 N. Lincoln Ave. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve the product.Accord...

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